My Craft Room

Monday, July 27, 2009

Snow White Inchie

Here is my Favorite Snow White in an inchie! It is 1x1 inch big. It's prettier in person, since it is so small. I found a scene of her cottage in the internet and I re-sized it to fit perfectly. I embellished the background with stickles. For Snow White, she was a stamp that I had found at a dollar store and I heat embossed it with black distress embossing powder so it shines. I colored her in with markers and a peach color prismacolor pencil. I used the Glitter pen jelly roll to do the sleeves, and red stickles to finish off the lips and bow and sleeves.

Tinkerbell Inchie

Here is a Tinkerbell inchie for a disney swap. It is a 1x1 inch piece of artwork that people share and trade and collect. I found a woods scene graphic and re-sized it to fit. Tinkerbell is a tiny stamp I had found at a dollar store. I colored her in with green and peach prismacolor pencils and green and diamond glitter stickles. I used peeled paint distress stickles for the background.

Donald Duck Inchie

Here is my Donald Duck inchie for a disney swap. An inchie is 1x1 inch piece of artwork that people collect and trade or use to embellish crafts. The background is a cartoon I found on the internet and I shrank it to fit. The sand is with Antique Linen distress stickles and Donald was from a stamp I had and I cut him out. I colored him in with prismacolor pencils and stickles and markers.
I love how he looks like he is running around!

Little Mermaid (Ariel) Inchie

This is for a disney inchie swap. An inchie is 1 x 1 inch of artwork. People trade and collect them.
I used green cardstock paper, and put a background stamp on it with rose coral ink. I highlighted it with the gelly glitter pen. I then stamped with aqua ink on white cardstock paper, and cut those out by hand for her background. Ariel was a tiny stamp I found a while ago at the dollar store. It is so tiny it was hard to get all the features, but I did my best.
Here is Ariel:
Her face was colored in with prismacolor peach, and the hair was colored in with marker and highlighted with the glitter jelly roll pen.
Thanks for looking!

Hand Painted Wood Box

I painted this for a swap, and I'm so excited about it. It was hard to part with! She loved ladybugs and so I put my own spin on it. I painted in acrylics and it turned out amazing. Here are the pictures:
Front View of Box.
The scene on the lid.
Another scene on the lid.
Closer View
Side view!
A surprise scene inside the box!
Close-up of the inside scene!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rock/Goth Altered Paint Can

Here is the front of the can.
I used cricut design studio with storybook cart for the name. I used the EK success punch for the border. I sewed with the sewing machine for the trim, in metallic red.
I used a stamp to embellish in stazon black ink.
I had a great stamp for the top and I heat embossed with some distress black embossing powder. I sewed metallic thread for the border.
Here is the back:
Here is a close-up of the hand stitch work I did for the motif. It's 2 corner parts, put together to make one big piece. I embellished the middle with a prima flower. For the bottom border, the black cut-out is a quickutz border die cut.
Here is the chain I used:
I think it rocked it! I wrapped it around the handle with black fuzzy yarn.
Thanks for looking, I'm very proud of this one!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Red ATC Card

Here is an Artist Trading Card from the same color swap. (ATC= 3 1/2 x 2 1/2) I chose red. I had a picture in my mind of what I wanted to do of red sunflowers and ladybugs. I decided to paint in acrylics! It was a challenge as we aren't supposed to use any other color. I had to mix whites with red, and black with dark red, so I can get the shading of things going okay. I really like the result! I sewed the trim on the bottom, and embellished with some red glitter paint on the leaves and inside the flower. I used red stickles and burgundy stickles to create the ladybugs.

Pink ATC Card

There was a challenge to make a color of your choice Artist Trading Card. (ATC= 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches) My color was pink. You can't use any other color. So you are supposed to make it with 3 shades of pink and use a technique of your choice. I used sewing. I had paper that had pink sewing on it and I sewed a frame around it. I used 2 colors of stickles to embellish the rose. I used sizzix sizzlets to make the rose and the fern leaf. I'm not sure if I like this, but, I guess it is okay.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Copic Marker Blog Candy


Here is a blog with a chance to win copic markers!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Poem I wrote

Here is part of a poem I wrote last week, felt very inspired. This is the second half:

He is the ALMIGHTY,
you are not,
So get off the throne,
that is HIS spot.

Take up the cross,
every day,
because He says,
or it's your loss.

May God bless you
and Keep you,
Be careful how you live,
He wants you to give

Mercy and grace
to others,
not at a slow pace,
put on a real face

as you have a mask
you hide with such task,
then you can, Be His Guest,
At His food-fest!

He can set you free,
from this disease,
Sorry is all you need,
forgiveness and mercy.

The gift is free.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Manatee Rescue ATC (Sea World Swap)

Here is another Artist Trading Card (ATC) I made for the Sea World Swap. It is 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches. I picked Manatee Rescue as the theme as it's my favorite! Here are all the supplies I used:
Light Green Cardstock
Dark Blue Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Water Print Paper
3 Colors of Glimmer Mist
Pearl, Sea Glass, And another blue one, I forgot what color
Silver, Aqua, Blue, Cats Eye ink
Cricut Seaweed from: Life's A Beach
Glitter Jelly Pen
Silver Ice Stickles
Zig Pen glue adhesive


I sprayed the blue cardstock with 3 colors of glimmer mist and let it dry. The light green cardstock, I shaded with 2 colors of catseye ink, to seem like water.
I printed out the title from a picture and added the font on glossy paper. Sea World logo from the internet also on glossy paper. I found the manatee picture on the internet, because they looked cute and happy. I used silver ink to shade the seaweed, the edge of the blue cardstock and on the base. I used the Jelly Glitter pen to make the bubbles and highlighted it with ice stickles